There’s Always a Karmic Debt to Pay in the End
Something very beautiful happened to me today, and I promise to explain fully. It has everything to do with this post, and being Truthful & Honest.
As I’ve mention often, I do not prepare my posts in advance. They are written on the fly, and though they contains typos, faults as I have, I prefer doing it this way. It’s more organic and heartfelt.
So, as I usually do, I post heavily towards the end of the week, and during the week I do research, meditate, and pray on what topic to post next. It’s not like I am running out of topics, I jot down ideas on a list, but often never refer to it.
I prefer for a topic to resonate with me, just before writing, on that day. Well, this week I performed my usual ritual, but after reflection and prayer, I still had not settled on a topic.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, I knew that weekend was approaching, and I would have to write another installment in the Terror on the Caregiver series. Writing these posts, are emotionally difficult for me because it picks at wounds that still have not healed. I really have to prepare myself mentally and spiritually for writing these posts.
What makes it especially difficult is that when I write a post for this series, I go back to old email communications, video and audio recordings, photos, and official documents that often bring tears to my eyes.
Today, for example, I listened to a 911 audio event staged against me in New Orleans that I can clearly prove is a lie. On the call, the agency caller said that I was not being violent. And, I wasn’t! I simply went to a board meeting to voice frustrations about my mother’s services being cut off. I was invited to speak before the board, but I did not know that I was being trapped. The agency director, with the support of their staff, lied to the State of Louisiana and other investigating agencies, that on this visit, they felt threatened by me, and that I was violent. They did this very deceptively.
But, they did not do a good job with their lie. Their staff wrote fabricated stories about fearing for their safety, while the 911 audio tape, that I obtained secretly, said that I was not violent, which I was not. I was with my mother, with a walker, when this all happened. At this time, I was so weak and broken from serving in battle, that I weighed about 130 lbs. I was a threat to no one.
The point here, as with most incidents, is that deceptions requires a person to cover up too many tracks. Lies always eventually catch up with us. So, just don’t do it!
What also makes performing such research and writing even more difficult, than it seems the entire experience, is that when I write about it, I clearly see the tactics that were used against me and my mother, lined from A to Z. Seeing the picture in its totality is very hard to stomach. This is yet another reason why I am passionate about telling this story in very methodical order, as I will. There is so much yet to cover.
Today, unrelated to figuring out the 7 Days 7 Quotes selected virtue for the week, and the complimentary story, knowing that I would cover sensitive ground this weekend in the next Terror on the Caregiver series installment, I sent fair notice to several people who were involved in perpetrating their evil on me and my mother.
I sent an email or text to my siblings, former friends, agency officials, and government officials, including to the current mayor of New Orleans, Latoya Cantrell, who I pleaded with to assist me and my mother, but to her deaf ears. Ms. Cantrell was on the city council back then. Now she is mayor.
In my distribution, I also included federal investigators who investigated the State of Louisiana, and the ruthless senior agency that denied services to me and my mother, after they sent a letter confirming they would continue them weeks earlier, when my caste-connected sister was caregiver. I sent today’s communication to them as a courtesy. I’ve done it before with my siblings, even apologizing to them, when it was not warranted, to get them to be truthful about the evil in which they all actively participated. None responded in the past, or firmly had the audacity to state that they did nothing wrong.
I certainly did not expect a response from anyone today either.
Here is what I sent to them:
After deep reflection and prayer ask God how you should respond to your deeds: Admit or Deny, Be Truthful or Lie, Seek Forgiveness or Not.
I can’t testify partially. I must reveal all, including my faults, mistakes, and challenges….and your actions. Think about this. In God’s truth I expect your response. It will make moving forward easier. If you feel that you did nothing wrong, that’s fine. …your truth, that will be proven wrong.
None responded, but they never do, so I was not a bit surprised. My conscience was clear too, because I tried reaching out again, again on deaf ears. But, this time, I did receive one response, and it brought tears to my eyes. One family member responded to my text with their three choices: Admit, Be Truthful, and Seek Forgiveness. I was elated!
At the moment I received the text, I was sitting in an office with a social worker discussing all that my mother and I had been through, and how it affects me today. This relative gave my life new dimension!
That person has, consistently for the past several years, been the only one who communicated with me, encouraged me, and uplifted me spiritually. They never did anything as vile as the others, and really should not have been put in the class of the those evildoers. I did so, because at the time we had a business disagreement during the boisterous process of care-giving in New Orleans.
I unfairly grouped this family member with the others, simply because, though we had good discourse today, we had never directly dealt with the events that separated us back then. We just kept them swept under the rug. I felt it had to be reconciled, but never brought it up before, because I did not want to lose the only family member that regularly checked on me, and encouraged me.
But since I took today’s action, and received their Love-God-Inspired response, our differences are not worth discussing any longer. The power of those old tensions, has been usurped by our Truthfulness with each other today. This person told me that they went sincerely to scripture before responding to me. I am so glad that they did.
I know that we will be closer forevermore, from this point forward. We are starting a new beginning. I mentioned to them today, that at the moment that I received the response, I finally felt like I had a family…with one member, other than me.
I have not spoken to other family members since they attended my mother’s funeral, most arriving in Denver at about 8 am on the day of, and leaving me here holding a bag of grief and pain, after the ceremonies, on the same day! I have not spoken to any, but this one relative, in over four years.
The point is that Truth can erase old conflicts, wounds, sins, and regrets. My Truthfulness has erased mine, and now it’s is setting me free with my sincere and vulnerable writings and testimonials.
This spiritual reconciliation and the joy that both of us felt is yet another benefit of following God’s spelled-out guidance on being Truthful.
After this incident occurred, I suddenly realized that God had also solved the dilemma on which virtue should my next post focus. I have it now: Truthfulness.
In dishonesty, there is always a price to pay. Sometimes it seems God allows liars and deceivers to think they got away with it, but there is always a debt to pay. It is a much rougher landing after falling from a much higher distance above the ground. It more difficult to experience the wrath of our choices long after we think we got away with it.
The Truth does set us free, as scripture says.
I am free today, because I maintain the same Truth that I always have throughout this ordeal. I often write about stories, first from memory, then I research supporting documents, and find absolute consistency.
The Truth works that way, very easy to remember, unlike lies.
This is why am confident that any spiritually minded person who reads my testimonials will be certain that a person could not fabricate a story so intricately detailed, that all fits together like a puzzle. Even as a writer, I could not make this stuff up!
But, those not of good intent will swear ‘on a stack of bibles’ that I’m making this all up, as they have. If they just so happen to get a truckload of cohorts to follow, as my siblings did, there you have it, Truth in ‘the world’ appearing as lies, and the lies appearing as Truth. Check out politics today, particularly in the United States…same tactic.
As, I mentioned in a recent post, The Devil operates from the same bag of tricks. Please remember this principle.
Oh my dear God, I apologize to you and my followers for stretching this post, and the prior one, out so much. But that is also how Truth works.
When you speak Truth, you have much to say, and you say so, unashamed, and without fear.
Right now, I feel like preaching the gospel!
I am grateful for my new family member in God, and in Truth!
7 Days – 7+ Quotes – On Truth and Honesty
“Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons.” – Michael Jackson
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” – Exodus 20:16
“Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.” – Swami Vivekananda
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.” – Rumi
“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” – Albert Einstein
“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” – Maya Angelou
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde
“If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.” – Bruce Lee
“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.” – Acts 24:16
“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.” – John F. Kennedy
“Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.” – Proverbs 12:22
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32
There’s a plethora of articles and videos on this topic. That’s because the topic is Truth! I tend to provide links to those articles and videos that resonate well with my message.
I eliminate the lengthy ones, because on the internet, followers are busy enough. I go for the shorter ones, which seem easy ‘to get’.
Search Truthfulness on your own and see what you find, in addition to what I have provided for you below.
Why Be Honest? – Posted Feb 23, 2014 – Is there a reason to be honest that will actually stop us from lying?
Bright Side Inspiration – Why honesty is always the best policy
Time – BODY & MIND – Can Telling the Truth Make You Healthier? – By Alexandra Sifferlin @acsifferlin – Aug. 06, 2012
Turns out, honesty really is the best policy
Honesty Pays: Why telling the truth is not just moral, but also practical – 304 views – Happier TV – Published on Aug 26, 2015
Everybody lies, sometimes. A few of the lies we tell may even be justifiable. But most of our lies stem from our desire to promote ourselves or keep something hidden from others. We naturally like to look good in other people’s eyes, so we choose to bend the truth to positively influence the way we’re perceived. Dishonesty may, in the short run, make us feel better. But in the long run, as Tel Ben Shahar, shows, we need to be honest if we wish to be the kind of person we admire.
Truthfulness & Honesty – 5,766 views – Gayle Angeles – Published on Mar 7, 2012
The Power Of Honesty – 14,214 views – The Light Space – Published on Mar 25, 2015
Honesty is a powerful tool that is often underestimated along the journey to a greater life. Being truthful to yourself can provide amazing inner strength and freedom.
Truthfulness Triumphs || Uncle Lion’s Tales – Part 36 || Value Animation – 8,527 views – Radio Sai Global Harmony – Published on Jan 15, 2016
Radio Sai, in collaboration with Saller Sport Germany offers this new series of value oriented cartoons as one more special offering in the run up to the grand 90th Birthday of our beloved Bhagawan.
If We’re Honest (Lyric Video) – Francesca Battistelli – 2,323,389 views – familylyricschannel – Published on Nov 23, 2014
This is the lyric video for “If We’re Honest” by Francesca Battistelli. From the album: “If We’re Honest”. This song was written by: Francesca Battistelli, Jeff Pardo, & Molly E. Reed. Thanks for watching! Please like & subscribe!
MAJOR. – Honest (Official Video) – 1,285,599 views – MAJOR.VEVO – Published on Oct 20, 2017
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